One of the most renowned bassists in rock music history, Chris Squire from Yes, died aged 67 on Saturday (June 27).
Squire revealed last month that he was suffering from a rare form of leukaemia.
Yes were founded 1968 after Squire met singer Jon Anderson. The UK band signed to Atlantic Records a year later after opening for Janis Joplin at the Royal Albert Hall.
Their debut single, Sweetness, and self-title album were issued on Atlantic in 1969, followed by other albums including Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972) and Going For The One (1977).
Carlin Music MD, Peter Thomas, said “Chris was a special and enduring talent and above all a truly lovely man.
“It’s been our honour and pleasure to look after his incredible collection of songs for some 20 years now and they will, of course, live on as testament and tribute to his remarkable skill for songwriting and storytelling”.
“Chris was a special and enduring talent and above all a truly lovely man.”
Peter Thomas, Carlin music
And Jerry Greenberg, the former President Of Atantic Records, said: “I had the honor to work with Chris Squire and Yes during those great years as the President of Atlantic records.
“Chris was the foundation for Yes as most bass players are in rock bands. He founded the group with Jon Anderson and played on every Yes record.
“We spoke only a few months ago and he was very happy he was about to tour again. His music and friendship I will always remember.”
In a statement on the official Yes site, Squire’s bandmates wrote:
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire.
“Chris peacefully passed away last night (27 June 2015) in Phoenix, Arizona.”Music Business Worldwide